Anthony J. Kosar
Anthony J. Kosar is Professor and Chair of the Music Composition, History, and Theory department at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, where he has been on the faculty since 1984. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition from West Liberty State College, his Master of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition from Southern Illinois University, and his Ph.D. in Music Theory from The Ohio State University. He has served as a grading consultant for the Graduate Record Exam in music and the Advanced Placement Exam in music theory, and has taught at several Advanced Placement Institutes. His articles on music theory pedagogy have been published in the College Music Society Symposium, the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, and the Journal of the Georgia Association of Music Theorists. Dr. Kosar has presented research papers at South Central Society for Music Theory Conference, the Texas Society for Music Theory Conference, the National Society for Music Theory Conference, and, most recently, at the International Symposium on Music in France (1830-1940) in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Kosar is currently completing undergraduate musicianship textbook integrating theory, aural skills, sight singing, and keyboard harmony that will be published by Prentice Hall.